MET Stands together with the Black Lives Matter movement
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement
The Department of Molecular Metabolism is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. As public health researchers, we embrace and value all of humanity regardless of race, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or religious background. This is a reflection of the work we are engaged in to find the root causes of major non-communicable diseases that adversely affect public health, including neurodegenerative disorders, cancer, and chronic diseases of metabolism. At the heart of our values and research is helping all people live better and healthier lives.
Diversity & Inclusion initiatives are woven into our core beliefs and values. We will work to increase opportunities for individuals of all races and cultures to participate fully in our community. Through our Diversity and Inclusion Committee, recruitment, events, training, and programming we promote interracial and intercultural awareness and understanding.
Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Statements
We are MET and stand together to actualize change within our department and research community
MET’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is focused on five key action areas, in line with the ODI strategic priorities.
Creating Space/ Presence & Reporting
Hannah Smith – Co-Chair of Committee
Luis Hernandez – Co-Chair of Committee
Christina Brandao Konami Jayson
Yohannes Abere Ambaw
If you would like to anonymously share feedback to our committee please use THIS LINK.
Our committee recently gathered information, through a survey, from the Department of Molecular Metabolism, to review our own climate as it relates to diversity and inclusion. If you are a member of our department and would like to review the results of our survey, please contact email@example.com
Association of Black Faculty, Administrators and Fellows (ABFAF)
Strives to support and advocate for the University’s Black community. ABFAF provides a means of communication, interaction, and counseling for members through seminars, discussion groups, and social gatherings.
Association of Harvard Asian and Asian American Faculty and Staff (AHAAAFS
AHAAAFS provides opportunities for networking, career development, awareness, and support for Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander faculty and staff. It also serves as a resource for the larger Asian and Asian American community at Harvard.
Association of Harvard Latinx Faculty and Staff (AHLFS)
AHLFS promotes, supports, and advances the needs and goals of Latinx faculty and staff at Harvard University. Open to all faculty, administrators, fellows, and staff at all levels employed at Harvard and its affiliates.
LGBTQ Staff and Faculty Employee Resource Group (QERG)
QERG works to ensure that Harvard is a welcoming and inclusive workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer employees. The QERG serves as a visible, accessible resource for LGBTQ employees and provides recruitment, networking, and career development opportunities.
HarvardAbility+, a new group at Harvard for creating broader awareness and inclusion of people who live with disabilities. The group is open to those with personal, lived experiences of disability, plus allies. Contact person: Erich Manser (he/him/his), firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporting and Support
Bias-Related Incident Reporting
Reporting sexual and/or gender-based harassment
Harvard's Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Members of our department can confidentially report with Katrina Soriano, Executive Director of Administration (email@example.com), and our Chair Robert V. Farese Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org). Additionally, you can speak confidentially with a contact in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, by contacting email@example.com.